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good morning, america. terror attack at two churches. at least 40 killed and more than 100 injured by isis suicide bombers targeting holy places on palm sunday. surveillance footage capturing the moment one detonates his vest outside this church gate. another setting off explosives as a choir sings. now churches and temples around the world on high alert on the holiest week of the year. president trump's high stakes test. russia and iran threatening the u.s. by russia saying we crossed a red line. and tensions hit a high with north korea as the white house faces its own internal battle. two of the top president's aides clash. is a big shake-up coming? body slam. the dramatic takedown caught on tape. a police officer throwing a sorority girl to the ground
leaving the 22-year-old bruised with a concussion. did the officer use excessive force? why police say the video does not tell the whole story. ♪ 24 karat magic in the air and magic at the masters. >> sergio garcia is your champion. >> sergio garcia taking home his first major win. 18 years in the making. the missed putt that almost cost him the title. the high pressure sudden death playoff leading to the moment he's finally earned that coveted green jacket. he saw all of the cup with that one. oh, but it was worth the wait. so happy for sergio garcia. >> you know, this is a guy that joined the tour back in 1999. i'm pretty sure when he joined he was hoping for this moment. an incredible, exciting playoff there in the masters, and even justin rose, another great golfer he beat was happy for
him. >> it was a real class act, 74th time the charm for sergio. we'll get back to that. a lot of big political stories. secretary of state rex tillerson heading to moscow for meetings that promise to be tense after the u.s. strike on key russian ally, syria. and new supreme court justice neil gorsuch sworn in today after that bruising nomination battle in the senate. at the white house chief of staff reince priebus trying to broker peace between steve bannon and jared kushner. their clashes have upset the president. he wants it settled. first we want to get to deadly terror attacks targeting two christian churches at the start of holy week. isis claiming responsibility for the attacks in egypt that killed at least 44 people, injured more than 100. our chief investigative correspondent, brian ross, is here with the latest. good morning, brian. >> reporter: good morning, robin. the palm sunday terror attacks in egypt are raising fears this morning of what could be next from isis at the beginning of a week of great religious significance around the world as jews mark passover and
christians prepare for the holy week of easter. ♪ the choir was singing when the bomb went off. the cameras in the church knocked out, but the sounds of chaos and screaming could still be heard. isis was quick to claim responsibility for the two suicide attacks on christian coptic churches in egypt. more than 40 worshippers were killed and at least 100 more wounded. surveillance shows the bomber at the second church in alexandria as he first tried to enter the church gate without going through the metal detectors. as the guard points him back he detonates his suicide bomb vest. leaders around the world deplored the palm sunday attacks with pope francis at the vatican asking god to convert the hearts of those who spread terror, violence and death. >> so in the wake of thursday's strike -- >> reporter: in the u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson told george on "this week" that defeating isis remains america's
foremost goal in syria. >> our priority is first the defeat of isis, remove them from access to the caliphate because that's where the threat to the homeland and to so many other homelands of our coalition partners is emanating from. >> reporter: in sweden in the aftermath of the friday truck attack in a stockholm shopping district that killed five there are reports that the suspect now under arrest had been under investigation for possible ties to extremist groups including isis. and in oslo, norway, this morning after a police robot was brought in to detonate a possible terror bomb, authorities are trying to determine if there is an isis connection to the alleged bombmaker. a 17-year-old russian who was seeking asylum. law enforcement authorities this morning are paying close attention to what isis had to say after the egypt attack, that more bloody attacks are coming targeting what they called the crusaders, christians from the west. >> so, police here in the u.s. extra vigilant.
>> indeed. >> more fallout from u.s. air strikes in syria. the base hit by america's cruise missiles is up and running and assad is bombing the region again as russia and iran says the u.s. crossed red line and they will, quote, respond with force to any further u.s. attacks. abc's alex marquardt is covering it all from beirut. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning, george. that's right. assad regime very quick to show what little damage had been done to that base in the u.s. while continuing to carry out bombing runs on rebel areas and assad and his friends warning they will not allow the united states to be the only superpower in the world. a defiant message this weekend from the assad regime. new images of syria's russian made fighter jets taking off on the al shayrat air base less than 24 hours after the u.s. navy pounded it with 59 tomahawk cruise missiles. on sunday, an unprecedented joint warning from syria and its russian allies.
iran and hezbollah saying the u.s. crossed red lines and from now on we will respond to anyone including america if it attacks syria. satellite imagery revealing the extent of the strike which included destroying around 20 planes but not the base's runway. the airfield quickly back up and running amid reports of continued bombing on rebel areas including that town where tuesday's chemical weapons attack took place. president trump ordered the targeted strike late thursday to punish the syrian regime for allegedly using a nerve agent that killed more than 80 people. secretary of state rex tillerson who will visit moscow this week on sunday questioned russia's complicity in the chemical attack. >> i hope that russia is thinking carefully about its continued alliance with bashar al assad because every time one of these horrific attacks occurs it draws russia closer into some level of responsibility. >> reporter: now questions about the administration's actual
syria policy after the president long argued that isis was the main priority. u.n. ambassador nikki haley now talking about regime change. >> in no way do we see peace in that area with assad as the head of the syrian government and we have to make sure that we're pushing that process. >> reporter: so high stakes for tillerson's visit to russia this week where he will meet with his counterpart. unclear whether he will be meeting with russian president vladimir putin. russia warning that this u.s. strike has already taken the abysmal u.s./russia relationship to a new low, robin. >> alex, thank you. the u.s. facing tensions with north korea sending an aircraft carrier strike led by the "uss carl vinson" toward the korean peninsula. the carrier is over 1,000 feet long, has more than 60 aircraft, and around 5,000 personnel and let's bring in martha raddatz. let's listen to what national security adviser h.r. mcmaster had to say about the deployment of the carrier strike group. >> north korea has been engaged
with -- in a pattern of provocative behavior. this is a rogue regime that is now a nuclear capable regime and president xi and president trump agreed that that is unacceptable. what must happen is the denuclearization of the korean peninsula. >> it does seem to send a strong signal. >> reporter: it does. that carrier was originally headed for australia but this was seen as a prudent move given that north korea is about to test another nuclear weapon and it continues to make advances in its long-range missile program. this shouldn't be read that the u.s. is about to make a preemptive strike on those missiles but this does send the message to kim jong-un. and the timing of this is especially relevant given the action we just took in syria and the fact that china's president was just in those meetings with president trump where they both agreed that north korea's behavior has to change, robin. >> let's turn back to syria for a moment because we heard the secretary of state talking with george over the weekend and he
pretty much said it's up to the people of syria to decide the fate of their president, president assad but then you have the u.n. ambassador, nikki haley, seeming to take a more forceful stance and said we have to make sure we see a leader who will protect his people and assad is not it. bit of a mixed signal? >> reporter: you know, i think these statements seem to send different signals and yet i don't think you can parse the words of this administration in the same way as previous administrations or you can assume at this early point they have an overall strategic policy there but in this case i would listen to rex tillerson who seems to be saying again that getting assad out is not the priority here and if you look closely at haley's comments she's not saying getting him out is the responsibility of the u.s. they want to push him but rather what the administration wants to see happen, robin. >> good points as always, thank you, martha. >> tillerson clear on no change in military strategy right now in syria. we're going to get the latest on that power struggle inside the white house. top strategist steve bannon has
clash ready trump's son-in-law, jared kushner. a political battle that's irritated the president and ordered them to bury the hatchet and our chief white house correspondent, cecilia vega with the details. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: work it out is the order from the president after a week of working on diplomacy abroad he is now home trying to broker a peace deal between two of his top aides. president trump landing back at the white house and right there with him, chief strategist steve bannon. the show of a united front comes after days of west wing tumult. bannon and the president's son-in-law and senior adviser, jared kushner, feuding over a growing ideological divide. bannon's nationalist views clashing with the kushner, it got so bad bannon reportedly told kushner you're a democrat. and in the middle of it all, president trump, sources tell abc news the president intervened telling his two aides to, quote, work it out. >> a lot of people close to trump are concerned that he does -- hasn't been able to lay
claim to a major accomplishment yet and some people are pointing fingers about why that's the case. >> reporter: after that mar-a-lago summit with china's leader, chief of staff reince priebus organized a face-to-face meeting between bannon and kushner. the drama falling on the heels of bannon losing his seat on the national security council. an overhaul approved by the president and endorsed by kushner. sources tell abc news bannon was so angered he threatened to resign but bannon called that claim absurd. the president's national security adviser also denying reports that bannon was demoted. >> this is not as significant as it appears and steve bannon provides the president with advice on a broad range of issues and will continue to do so. >> reporter: note that meeting between bannon and kushner, we are told by a source was an attempt to smooth things over and start to move forward on the president's agenda. that's not the only drama happening in the trump white house. there could be another shake-up to come. much speculation about the president's chief of staff. >> that's right.
reince priebus. thanks. let's bring in john avlon with more. look at the three personalities. reince priebus, establishment republican, jared kushner is a democrat, before this year. steve bannon the alt-right populist. this is more than a personality clash and represent three different visions for the trump presidency. >> and three different political strains at war with each other philosophically, and that bleeds all over the personality. the big picture, you know well, dumbest thing you can do in politics is get into fight with the family. it's never going to win so you have the alt-right furious at donald trump for contradicting some campaign promises and bannon under a lot of attack. jared kushner representing what he calls the new york democrats, what bannon calls the new york democrats and reince priebus trying to hold it all together from the senate. >> one of your correspondents point out steve bannon could be in trouble outside the tent which is why he wants them to work it out. let's look at rex tillerson, heading to moscow tomorrow morning. key meeting right now as russia
is now saying that the u.s. is crossing red lines, but i was struck when i spoke with the secretary of state how much tougher he is being on russia, much tougher than we've seen from president trump. >> one sign of just the corrects inside the trump camp. but the fact that he called out trump for trying to -- called out russia for trying to meddle in elections and europe and by implication they did it here is a direct contradiction of what trump has been saying about putin and russia up to this point. much more hawkish line someone who had been seen as someone close to putin in the past. >> "saturday night live" back taking on the politics. let's take a look. >> i just had an amazing week. i met with leaders from china, egypt and jordan. gorsuch was confirmed. the media is saying nice things and no one is talking about russia. wow, what a difference just 59 tomahawk missiles can make. >> and the president did get bipartisan support from both sides of the aisle. the big question is what is the
lingering political fallout and what lessons does the president take from this. >> that's what is so unclear. no clear follow-through strategy beyond the one attack made, that strategic strike. satire sometimes cuts to the heart of the truth. the president had a good week in terms of the pageantry of the presidency saw him with foreign leaders and take decisive action after that horrific clip of chemical weapons but now what is the follow-through and sustained lessons he takes, tbd. >> thanks so much. now to the supreme court. judge neil gorsuch being sworn in this morning and abc's mary bruce has more on that. good morning, mary. >> reporter: good morning, robin. it has taken more than 14 months of bitter partisan fighting to get to this day. but this morning, neil gorsuch will become the 113th person to serve on the supreme court. he's here now for the first of two swearing in ceremonies. he fills the conservative seat left vacant by the death of justice scalia. robin.
>> it does, thank you. amy has the morning's other top stories starting with a dramatic scene on a flight. >> that's right. the video of it was posted on social media showing a man being forcibly removed from a united airlines flight in chicago. the flight was overbooked and the airline reportedly asked for four passengers to voluntarily take another flight. he refused saying he was a doctor and needed to see patients in the morning and you can see that united then took matters into their own hands. a dramatic shootout with police in los angeles played out on social media. a suspect opened fire on officers in covina while streaming it on facebook live. witnesses say he was taunting deputies to shoot him. he barricaded himself in a neighbor's home before surrendering and thankfully no one was injured. a second victim of saturday's shooting at the equinox gym has now died. the gunman was a personal trainer who was fired from the gym and then came back to shoot his former bosses. and finally a lesson one gambler learned the very hard
way. a man put $50 in a slot machine at the hard rock in ft. lauderdale. he said, hey, to his friend, why don't you just push that button and take a spin for luck. she hit the $100,000 jackpot and all of a sudden, this might be shocking to you guys. they weren't friends anymore. he did not get a dime because house rules say the person who presses the button or pulls the arm of the slot machine is the one who actually gets the winnings. reportedly she offered to give him something but then things got really -- >> half? >> no and things got nasty and now they're not talking. >> yikes. >> i guess i don't blame them. >> i'm with you on that. >> it was his $50. >> we weren't that good of friends. that's why i could do it. thank you, amy. now to that dramatic moment at the masters with sergio garcia taking home his first major title at 37 and t.j. holmes, you got all the latest details. >> hey, stra, we got to remember, this guy was the
european tiger woods when he came on the scene as a golf phenom as a teenager. we didn't think it would take 20 years before his major victory count got up to one. >> and after so many years, once and for all, for sergio. >> reporter: golf's most famous bridesmaid finally became the bride. >> sergio. >> reporter: sergio garcia first joined the tour in 1999. but 18 years later at the age of 37, he was still hunting for his very first pga major win, gaining a reputation as a man who gets very, very close, but no cigar. as the field at augusta win noted down to sergio and justin rose a nervousness swept through the crowd. was the spaniard on course to blow it again after missing this putt down the final stretch at 16. 17.
and on 18 to win it. >> no. >> he hung it out. >> a sudden death playoff ensued. but when rose sent his drive straight into the magnolias, garcia sat squarely in the driver's seat to win that green jacket. >> after so many years once and for all for sergio. >> reporter: sergio's fiancee angela rushed to greet him set to marry in july. many credit the 31-year-old with helping sergio's determination. >> ah. >> working his whole life to win a major. gets engaged, going to get married, boom, he's a winner. >> i didn't know where you were going with that. >> that simple, guys. >> really? i was a little worried. >> i saw that look on your face. >> where are you going? >> got to go quickly to rob marciano. >> so happy for sergio. beautiful day in augusta. not so much across wisconsin. northern iowa, nebraska as well, big-time hail and severe weather threat for chicago and dallas today. time now for your select cities
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adams gives it back. >> welcome back to "gma." that's russell westbrook scoring the winning buzzer beater. what a great shot that was and if that's not enough, not only was it a great shot, the oklahoma city thunder star, robin, broke a major record for most triple-doubles in a season beating oscar robertson's record. westbrook with 42 triple-doubles so far this season. that is double digits in baskets, rebounds and assists. >> but to do it in that dramatic fashion. >> incredible player and fortunate enough to know him. a good guy. >> he is. >> congrats. also right now a live look at the supreme court. judge neil gorsuch being sworn in this morning taking the court back to full capacity for the first time in more than a year. he is filling the late justice antonin scalia's seat.
and this moment has a lot of people smiling. two former presidents, bill clinton and george h.w. bush getting together there in houston. clinton bringing a colorful gift. those socks that he loves so much. including green ones with dogs that you can see in this picture tweeted out by president clinton who said the two caught up about their kids, about their grandkids, old times, new times and socks. >> yeah, former adversaries now best of friends. >> good to see. now to a nationwide manhunt for a man from wisconsin. churches and schools on alert across that state this morning as police search for an armed and dangerous man who sent an angry manifesto to president trump. adrienne bankert is on the scene with the latest in janesville. good morning, adrienne. >> reporter: good morning to you too, george. we've spoken with janesville police and more federal agents should be arriving sometime this week. jakubowski has been on the run since tuesday and authorities now have more than 400 tips that will hopefully lead to his capture. this morning, the search for a man hell bent on violence. >> revolution.
it's time for change. >> reporter: his rage penned in a 161-page manifesto addressed to the white house. expressing murderous outrage towards the government and police as well as anti-religious sentiments. >> game time. >> reporter: more than 150 federal, state and local officers now on a nationwide manhunt for joseph jakubowski shown mailing that manifesto. authorities say the 32-year-old is armed and dangerous after allegedly robbing a wisconsin gun store last week. according to police, jakubowski reportedly broke into armageddon supplies tuesday at 8:40 p.m. these surveillance images appear to show the suspect stealing 16 high-end firearms including two assault rifles possibly some gun silencers. 30 minutes later, police say jakubowski set his own car on fire leaving it abandoned nearby. officials telling us that he also has a bulletproof vest and
helmet as part of a plan for a brutal attack. >> there he is. you'll never forget this face. ever. >> reporter: the man filming that video -- >> y'all have no idea what's about to happen. >> reporter: questioned by police. >> we know who was with him. it was an associate and we have interviewed him and he's been very cooperative with the authorities. >> reporter: on this holy week churches in the area keeping their doors open and keeping the faith. >> we have to make sure that we're looking out for our neighbors, our brothers and our sisters. >> reporter: and jakubowski also spoke of some type of school shooting. a lot of schools canceling classes last friday. many of those schools are out this week for spring break, though police still say to stay vigilant but not operate in fear and if anyone sees him to call 911. george. >> okay, adrienne. thanks very much. let's talk to our crime consultant now, former fbi agent, brad garrett. and, brad, take us behind the scenes on the fbi's strategy. >> the real key is to locate him. they don't know where he is. it's now been a week since he
burglarized the gun shop. where can he be? you look in logical places. where does he have a history? i'm really concerned about the fact that he mentions churches and schools. what is his history in those two areas? >> do you assume he's still in the state? >> his whole history is in the state. he has a multiple page rap sheet mainly misdemeanors in the immediate area where the burglary occurred so i'm going to guess that but you know, we don't know. this guy is to the end, george. he burned his car. he said basically i'm going to take you all on, and look out. >> that's the question. was he looking to attack let's say a school or church or something like that or to sort of barricade himself and go down in a blaze of fire? >> it's hard to say. now it's been a week. you would think if he was going to act he would have done it by now. so we'll have to see. yes, it could be come to me i'm going to take you on. >> he's got to know there's no way he is getting away in the end. >> george, when you write a manifesto and make a video like he made, you are to the end. this is going to be my hurrah is going out whatever happens with a shootout with the police, et cetera.
>> scary situation, brad garrett, thanks very much. >> very scary. coming up in just two minutes, that takedown that has a lot of people talking, the college student thrown to the ground by a police officer. what happened just moments before. we'll talk about that. come on back. that. come on back. moms know their kids need love, encouragement and milk. with 8 grams of natural protein, and 8 other nutrients to provide balanced nutrition. moms know kids grow strong when they milk life.
we're back with that confrontation between a colorado police officer claiming he followed standard procedure and a college student. the takedown sparking backlash this morning but the police department standing by that officer. abc's linsey davis is here with all those details for us. good morning. >> good morning, robin. the takedown captured is pretty startling, but police say what's also relevant is what happened before it which we don't see on this nine-second video clip that's now been viewed hundreds of thousands of times. >> reporter: this morning, colorado police are investigating this video and what critics are claiming is an excessive use of force. 22-year-old michaela surat
slammed to the ground face first by a ft. collins police officer. the video was posted online this weekend and went viral, viewed nearly 500,000 times in just four hours. its caption, two words, seems excessive but police say it doesn't tell the whole story and they say they were called to the scene thursday morning to break up a fight between surat's boyfriend and another man and while they were talking to witnesses surat who is 5'9" and weighs 115 pounds shoulder checked a bouncer and one of the officers while trying to reach her boyfriend. police say that he used a standard arrest control but her family disagrees saying the college junior and sorority sister suffered several bruises, a concussion and skin chin contusion. her family's attorney says we find the response attributed to law enforcement that is a standard procedure if true disturbing at best. critics say this video is just the latest in a core of videos showing what they believe is
excessive force like this one from 2015 where an officer was put on administrative leave after throwing a 15-year-old girl in texas to the ground and sitting on her after neighbors complained she and her friends didn't have permission to be at a community pool. >> get that out of here. >> reporter: this video from 2014 showing a 15-year-old girl riding her bike being thrown against a car and tossed to the ground after she tried to ride away from them. >> you can only use the amount of force required to get this subject under control, so you could easily see an investigation is showing that this was over the top, a little excessive. >> reporter: surat has been charged with third degree assault and obstructing an officer. she is now out on bond. the cell phone video does not give the context of the full event and that after the investigation is closed, they will release the officer's body camera video which they say recorded the entire incident. robin. >> waiting to see that. okay, linsey, we'll bring in dan abrams.
there are a lot of things we don't know. what are the key questions here? >> the first one is what did happen right before the incident. the authorities are right that that is incredibly relevant in assessing this. typically what you want to ask is was it reasonable and necessary to take this sort of action? and typically that would mean someone is trying to escape, someone posed a threat to society, someone posed a threat to the officers. those are the issues but with all of that in mind, it's still i think a bit of an uphill battle for the officer just by looking at the nine-second clip but they're absolutely right we cannot make a judgment until we've seen what happened before. >> exactly. and we saw in linsey's piece this has happened before. a lot of the reaction has been to this particular woman's size. does that have anything to do with it? >> it is relevant, all right. but the fact that she is a college student female shouldn't be as important as her size.
so if this was a black man of the same size, i hope that we would be having the exact same discussions about this because it's the same standard which is did this person pose a threat to the officers? and the size matters because if someone is incredibly large and is in some way form resisting that can make it harder to get that person in control and as a result tackling someone could be the appropriate measure. >> you do a show, a cop show where you do ride-alongs. have you seen anything like this? >> i have seen tackles like this. we do the show on a&e where we watch in realtime the officer do what they do, and the times i've seen the officers use that maneuver has been either when someone is trying to escape and they're chasing the person down, they then tackle them or i have seen one instance where someone was actively and vociferously resisting. i've never seen one of them happen where someone is just
sort of putting up her arm and -- my guess is, look, she was probably mouthing off, right and who knows if that's the case but if she was, that's not enough. right? it's not enough. what is interesting is it is possible that both she committed the crime that they talk about, remember they talk about her being charged with a crime. assault for this on the police officer, possible she's both guilty of that and that the officer overreacted. again, i'm not saying she's guilty because you could say it is against the law for her to do that and yet that still doesn't justify the officer taking that action. >> as linsey said we'll see the body camera. >> that's going to be critical. >> it will answer a lot of questions. thanks very much. michael. >> thank you, robin. coming up on our big board, new concerns about bounce houses after two break down with kids inside. one flying right into traffic. we'll talk about that. we'll find out why some of the nfl stars could be in hot water over an arm wrestling contest. we'll come back in two minutes and ryan smith will join us for that discussion.
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we're going to be back with our big board and here at the table is our good friend ryan smith who is also working these days at espn. love you on "outside the lines." with bob the general. your story in a moment. first new concerns about bounce houses. after an incident at a south carolina carnival over the weekend, five children injured after winds sent two inflatables high into the air, crashing into a tree and a power line. joining us now is brian field. he is a director of inflatables. that is a company that manufactures these types of products. brian, thank you very much for this. as you know, this isn't an isolated incident. just tell us about how these things happen. >> well, it really is a huge problem. there isn't any regulation so to speak and we're waiting for that to come into effect this fall but right now, these things can
be totally prevented by the use of a better staking. some manufacturers use a camping stake. something like this to tether the inflatables down because there's no regulation and they're trying to be kind to their customer by making it easy. we think we should err on making it kind to children using a large 30-inch or 40-inch stake on some of the larger inflatables. >> another serious danger is deflation. these bouncy houses deflate and another danger when you have kids inside. there is a new warning feature you're trying to make happen that you're going to show us what you're pushing to see if we can have some -- what do you have? >> let me show you. well, these inflatables are all at least a couple hundred pounds so you can imagine when they deflate, that's a lot of vinyl on our young children. that can cause suffocation, and they can get entrapped in the vinyl. here is a typical blower system that's always running. and so when the blower goes off, we can have a disaster.
here we have a watchdog device. this hooks up to the blower system so in the event a circuit breaker pops or the cords came unplugged or a common accident is the children, one might run around to the back thinking it's funny, and turn the inflatable off. with this, we have a siren that will warn everyone it's time to exit the inflatable safely. so, parents are really concerned about how much cake and pizza. not really paying attention to inflatables like they should. the watchdog gives us a little more peace of mind because it's a failsafe device. >> that's great. any more suggestions for families, because, you know, the weather is getting nicer. people are going outside. these carnivals and parties what are your suggestions to families? >> well, i think the takeaway is really three things we can do as parents or those that host a party is, one, make sure the stakes are the longer stakes and that the kids are not going into
the inflatable when the winds are above 15 miles per hour or the weather looks nasty. the second thing is to have somebody that's in charge of the inflatable. many of these units are dropped off and we really need to have somebody like a lifeguard to the inflatable watching it making sure there's not too many children in it and the third thing would be the watchdog device even with an operator on board they can't always hear that the blower is running. if we use all three we'll have a real safe summer. >> very good tips, thank you, brian. very good. i'll never go to another bouncy house party without that. >> those stakes and alarm. >> thank you, brian. next up, time for you, ryan. some of the nfl's biggest stars, could they be in water over an arm wrestling competition that took place at a vegas casino over the weekend. 32 current and former players reportedly participated in the event and, ryan, what's going on here? why is the nfl -- a lot of people saying, why is the nfl even investigating this? >> because the nfl has a rule that players can't do promotional activities in casinos.
this was the pro football arm wrestling championships at the mgm grand. look at michael smirking. why do these guys do this? come on, guys. but here's the deal. they did this event, winner gets 100 grand. half the money goes to charity. the charity was related to the players association, so sounds all great, right but the nfl says you can't do these kinds of activities and found out just last week. one representative said had we known we might have told them it's possibly in direct violation of the nfl's gambling policy. even though they weren't gambling per se and machines were shut off and tables were cleared you can't do something on a casino grounds. >> maybe the guys knew and that's why they didn't ask. >> you should see -- he was -- definite side-eyes over here. the nfl ever run up against anything like this? >> back in 2015, tony romo had a fantasy football convention and had it at a convention center,
not even at a casino that was owned by a casino and the nfl shut it down by basically sending out a letter saying you will face fine, possible suspension, romo had to cancel. it ended up being a lawsuit. the nfl -- it got dismissed but they take it seriously. they are worried about the integrity of the game. >> i get that. a lot of guys love vegas. no secret that players love to go to vegas, especially during the off-season. now you have a team moving to vegas so how will they enforce this? are they going to be able to enforce this and keep this rolling? >> i think the nfl is at a crossroads. when they move the team to vegas roger goodell said we didn't have to change our gambling policy to go to vegas. everybody is going to adhere by the rules. but vegas is a gambling mecca. you do promotional activities. >> michael don't know any of this. >> i'm just saying you do promotional -- you might do -- >> no. >> look at him. >> i don't know -- >> i'm protecting him. >> he's staying out. >> they will have to figure this out. they can't have a team there and not work it out. >> digging you on espn. janet jackson, did you hear
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. a high stakes test for the president. russia and iran threatening america saying it crossed red lines. with the strike on syria. tensions hit a new high with them. cracking the health care code. the doctor making headlines for saying the system has been hijacked. sky rocketing costs, how you can take control when it comes to your care. surprise split. janet jackson and her husband separating just three months after the birth of their son. ballroom secrets. we're behind the scenes before one of the biggest nights of the season. the stars about to perform their most emotional year dances and ginger is right there with them all. >> thank you so much. >> mr. tender right here. >> wow. messing up my reputation.
>> from nick the bachelor to mr. t., it's all ahead this morning as they say -- >> all: good morning, america. ♪ i wanna dance with somebody [ cheers and applause ] wow. good morning, good morning, america. on this very happy monday and i just returned from my happy place, key west. happiness. i'm trying to keep it. i'm trying to keep it. >> you have found the answer. >> i have. >> did you know an engineer from google runs a google dream factory and found the algorithm for happiness. >> really? >> really? >> bring it on. >> we all want that. >> got two words for you, key west. >> somebody who's happy because she loves this dancing stuff, ginger zee is in l.a. she's getting the scoop on tonight's big "dancing with the stars" show.
she's taking us behind the scenes and apparently mr. t. has a soft side. i had no idea. >> he does. >> i like that. >> he's doing all right. we have a question for you. what do you think 18 million retweets will get you? i know, it's a very broad question. stay tuned for "pop news." we have the answer. [ applause ] >> nicely done. >> we have a whole lot coming up. the morning rundown from amy. good morning, guys. we begin with new security precautions this morning as the holiest week of the year for christians and jews gets under way. the security concerns follow two bombings at christian churches in egypt sunday that left 44 people dead and more than 120 injured. isis has claimed responsibility and is vowing to carry out more attacks. egypt has now declared a three-month state of emergency. tensions in the middle east are rising as the united states faces a new round of criticism and threats following the missile strike last week in syria. secretary of state rex tillerson heads to moscow tomorrow after
russia and iran accuse the u.s. of, quote, crossing red lines. they say they will respond with force if syria is attacked again. tillerson insists the u.s. military strategy in syria has see her after school every day. >> announcer: this is ans about news special report. now reporting, george stephanopoulos. >> we want to go to the rose garden at the white house where in just a moment, judge neil gorsuch will be sworn in as a justice of the supreme court. you see him by his side. justice anthony kennedy who will administer the oath. let's hear from donald trump. >> thank you. thank you very much. friends and distinguished guests, welcome to the white house. we are gathered here today for a truly momentous occasion in our democracy. the swearing in of a united
states supreme court justice. in particular, i'm greatly honored to welcome to these grounds every sitting justice of the united states supreme court. welcome. [ applause ] thank you. mr. chief justice and fellow justices, it's a privilege to have you here to join in this historic moment on this very beautiful spring day in the rose garden. spring is really the perfect backdrop for this joyful gathering of friends because together, we are in a process of reviewing and renewing and also rebuilding our country. a new optimism is sweeping across our land and a new faith
in america is filling our hearts and lifting our sights. i would also like to recognize senator corey gardner, mike lee. where's mike? he is around her someplace. thank you. and mike crapo. thank you very much and for all your work. thank you. thank you. [ applause ] and although he could not be here today, i especially want to express our gratitude to senator mitchell mcconnell for all that he did to make this achievement possible, so thank you, mitch. i would also like to give my appreciation to chairman grassley for conducting such a fair and professional confirmation. senator grassley. where is senator grassley? thank you.
thank you. thank you, senator. finally, a profound thank you to louise gorsuch and to all of the gorsuch family. thank you. [ applause ] and louise, i have heard it first hand. i know what a total inspiration you are to your husband, and to your entire family, so thank you very much. fantastic. thank you very much. [ applause ] we are here to celebrate history. the taking of the judicial oath by the newest member of the united states supreme court, neil gorsuch. justice gorsuch, i just want to congratulate you and your entire family. it's something so special.
in fact, i have always heard that the most important thing that a president of the united states does is appoint people, hopefully great people like this appointment, to the united states supreme court, and i can say this is a great honor. [ applause ] and i got it done in the first 100 days. that's even nice. you think that's easy. this ceremony has special meaning as justice gorsuch is filling the seat of one of the greatest supreme court judges in american history, and that's antonin scalia who was a terrific judge and a terrific person. justice scalia was a patriot who revered our constitution. he was beloved by many. very many who are here today, and he is deeply missed by all
of us. i want to at this time recognize his incredible wife, maureen, who i got to know very well over the last short period of time, and please stand up. thank you very much. [ applause ] thank you and your family. thank you. thank you, maureen. americans are blessed to have in neil gorsuch, a man who will likewise be a devoted servant of the law. over the past two months, the american people have gotten to know, respect and truly admire our newest member of the united states supreme court. in justice gorsuch, they see a man of great and unquestioned integri integrity. they see a man of unmatched qualifications and most of all, and most importantly, they see a
man who is deeply faithful to the constitution of the united states. he will decide cases based not on his personal preferences, but based on a fair and objective reading of the law. today, we have all three branches of government represented at this event. it is a very special thing, and a very special happening. and it's worth taking just a minute to remember what it all means. in our founders' incredible wisdom, they gave each branch of government a different role in our great republic. we have a congress to write the laws on behalf of the people. we have a president to enforce those laws and defend our nation, and we have a supreme court to apply and interpret the law in a fair and partial manner
when disagreements arise. the founders separated power because they knew it was the best way to protect our citizens and keep our constitution secure. justice gorsuch, you are now entrusted with the sacred duty of defending our constitution. our country is counting on you to be wise, impartial and fair, to serve under our laws, not over them and to safeguard the right of the people to govern their own affairs. i have no doubt you will rise to the occasion and that the decisions you will make will not only protect our constitution today, but for many generations of americans to come.
in just a moment, justice gorsuch will be sworn in by justice kennedy, a great man of outstanding accomplishment. throughout his nearly 30 years on the supreme court, justice kennedy has been praised by all for his dedicated and dignified service. we owe him an enormous debt of gratitude, and i am honored that he is with us today. [ applause ] this is a very, very special moment because many years ago, a young neil gorsuch started his legal career as a law clerk to justice kennedy. you remember that, right? it is a fitting testament to justice kennedy's impact that upon giving the oath to justice
gorsuch he will become the first ever supreme court justice to serve with one of his former law clerks. that's sort of a big deal, isn't it? sort of like that. that's sort of good. [ applause ] it has never happened before. >> that's pretty good. >> also shows you have a lot of respect for this man. that's very good. we're thrilled to share this historic moment with justice kennedy with all of you here today and with all americans watching us at home. justice gorsuch, i again congratulate you and your entire family, and i wish god's blessings on your amazing journey ahead. i have no doubt you will go down as one of the truly great
justices in the history of the united states supreme court. i now invite justice kennedy to say a few words. thank you very much. [ applause ] >> thank you, mr. president. mr. chief justice, justice gorsuch and my fellow adherents to the idea and the reality of the rule of law. as many of you know, there are two oaths that a member of the federal judiciary must take. the first is the constitutional oath that so many of you are familiar with. it applies to all three branches of the government. the second oath is one that applies just to federal judges. both of the oaths date from the founding of the republic, the judicial oath dates from 1789,
and both of these oaths remind us that we as a people are bound together. we as a people find our self-definition, our respect, our heritage and our destiny in the constitution, and so justice gorsuch, there is one oath remaining for you to take. the judicial oath, before you may receive and accept your commission from the president of the united states. are you ready, justice gorsuch, to take the oath? >> i am. >> are you ready to take the oath? please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i, neil m. gorsuch, do solemnly
swear. >> i, neil m. gorsuch, do solemnly swear. >> that i willed a myster justice without respect to persons. >> that is all administer justice without respect to persons. >> and do equal right to the poor and the rich. >> and do equal right to the poor and the rich. >> and that ill faithfully and impartially discharge and perform. >> that i feel faithfully impartial discharge and. >> the duties placed upon me. >> the duties placed upon me. >> as a justice of the supreme court united states. under the constitutional laws. >> under the constitutional laws. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations. [ applause ] >> we have a hug for his wife,
louise for the new supreme court justice. handshake for president trump. and a standing ovation from his colleagues and all these who assembled today for this gathering. [ applause ] >> i see before me so many to whom i owe so much. i know i would not be here today without your friendship and support. thank you all from the bottom of my heart. i want to thank the president for nominating me, and for the great confidence and trust he has reposed in me. i want to thank the vice president for his constant
encouragement and friendship throughout this process. it's not possible to mention here everyone i should mention, but i would be remiss if i didn't thank the president's counsel, don magann, and every single person in the white house council's office for their tremendous and tireless support. i want to thank kelly ayotte and my day-to-day team for their humor, for their sage advice, for their faith. as we spent months and so many miles trouping together for the senate complex. i want to thank every single person, and there are so many, in the white house and the department of justice who work through so many late nights and long weeks on my behalf.
i want to thank too, senator mcconnell and senator grassley for their support and leadership, and i must thank my former law clerks and my dear friends who gave so much of themselves so selflessly through the last three months. you are dear to me. this is truly your doing, and this is your day. i wish i could mention each of you by name, but you now who you are, and you know your names are etched in my heart forever. this process has reminded me just how outrageously blessed i am in my law clerks, in my family and my friends. and i hope that i may continue to rely on each of you as i face this new challenge. to my former colleagues and the wonderful staff of the tenth circuit, i thank you for your
faithful friendship for so many years. to my new colleagues and new support, thank you for very warm welcome. i look forward to many happy years together. and i cannot tell you how honored i am to have here today, my mentor, justice kennedy, administer the judicial oath, the beautiful oath, as he did for me 11 years ago when i became a circuit judge. to the scalia family, i won't ever forget that the seat i inherit today is out of a very, very great man. my wife, louise, and my daughters emma and bindy, thank you for your perseverance and your patience, your courage and your love. i simply could not have attempted this without you. and the american people, i'm humbled by the trust placed in
me today. i will never forget that to whom much is given, much will be expected and i promise you that i will do all my powers permit to be a faithful servant of the constitutional laws of this great nation. thank you. [ applause ] >> words there from the new supreme court justice, neil gorsuch. there in the rose garden. he'll join the court for the first time since the death of justice scalia last year. let's go to cecilia vega as we see a hug from his former boss. and the president talked about this beautiful, sunny spring day in the rose garden, a new optimism sweeping the country. this is one of the biggest accomplishments of the first 100 days have have been rough.
>> reporter: it comes in the roads garden day 81 of this presidency for donald trump, and the biggest political victory, no doubt yet for him. this has been a white house that has been anxious to fill this seat left vacant after the death of antonin scalia. his wife is here today, and it has been an extremely divisive confirmation process, and the democrats feel that seat was stolen from them, and blocked. and republicans had to change the rules in the senate in order to get this seat taken here by gorsuch today, but, you know, this has been a tumultuous start to the presidency, and the president's travel ban is held up in the court. this comes within its first 100 days and you can bet they are making note of that going forward, george. >> justice gorsuch will get started on monday, and likely to hear arguments that day. i want to go to terry moran.
justice gorsuch will be the first to serve with one of to his former bosses, justice kennedy. but people hope he votes more like the man whose seat he is filling. >> reporter: correct. he was the swing vote sometimes with liberals and sometimes conservatives. there is little question this is a man who his whole life, going back to high school and college where he started conservative publ publicafa the ions. they expect him to alynn with justice scalia. justice kennedy, there is a sense amongst him that he is considering resigning. that will be an epical event if he got to replace justice kennedy. no sign of that yet, but justice kennedy's son and president trump's son are friendly in new york city real estate, and there is a great deal of swirling
speculation about it. >> we heard a lot about that while the president was courting him. no word from justice kennedy about retirement. terry and cecilia, thank you. we'll return to regular programming. for many of you on the west coast, that's "good morning "g america." >> announcer: this h in. we just saw justice neil gorsuch to the supreme court. i want to go to mary bruce. mary, we heard as we watched the swearing in we heard what a contentious process this was and over the fact the republicans couldn't give president trump his pick. justice gorsuch is confirmed with a 55/45 vote.
what is the fallout? >> reporter: this was the president's first big win in congress but it came at a steep political price as you mentioned democrats last week blocking the vote. that meant that republicans in order to get gorsuch confirmed changed the rules so they could confirm him by a majority vote. that move is known as the nuclear option. there was lots of disagreement about taking the step in congress but the one thing both parties can agree on it is likely to have a lasting impact right here on the supreme court going forward. even republicans who ultimately backed the move were hesitant about it. many raising concerns it would lead to justices going forward that are more ideological george. >> let's get to terry moran. justice gorsuch is the youngest new justice since clarence thomas back in the 1980s and as we were talking about how conservatives hoping he votes
like antonin scalia, he hasn't weighed in on the hot button issues before the court. >> as an appellate court judge he's bound by supreme court press debceden precedent. affirmative action, abortion, on and on and there is a sense he has committed in different ways to the conservative principles. presidents would appoint justices and didn't know where they were going to come out. justice john paul stevens, justice byron white voted with the republicans often. not these days. they're getting a known quantity. >> what kind of role might he play behind the scenes? >> no question he has what one court watcher told me is an -- he's a nice guy. justice scalia loved a good
scrap. as a result had a lot of lone decents. i think justice gorsuch will be looking for common ground. a very persuasive writer writerw sincere and friendly guy. to changing and shaping opinions in his direction. >> at least locking in the 5/4 conservative majority. justice gorsuch the newest justice on the supreme court. that's going to wrap it up for us right here on "good morning america." once again justice neil gorsuch has been sworn in as the newest supreme court justice. he was given the oath by his former boss justice anthony kennedy.
good morning to you. i'm natasha zouves from abc 7 mornings. hey, all you giants fans, you'll be filling up at&t park just a few hours from now. the giants finished up with a road trip win in san diego yesterday. now it is time for a home opener against the arizona diamond backs with be first pitch at 1:35. >> heads up if you are headed to the giants game via cal train, they scheduled some construction projects and are experiencing delays this morning. go to abc7news.com for all the particulars on that. an accident in the dublin area near fallon but you may find slow traffic westbound
can you smell it already? yeah, the garlic fries, all the fun food they're going to have out at at&t park this year. 1:35 first pitch because it is on espn, our sister station. partly sunny sky today. temperatures in the 50s at the coast, 60s for the rest of us from noon to 4:00. back in the 50s everywhere by 7:00. we've got light showers on the storm impact scale tuesday, wednesday and thursday. >> mike, thank you. we'll have another abc 7 news update in 30 minutes.
you can join the whole team every weekday, 4:30 ♪ we are family :30 from the houston livestock show and rodeo -- >> all: good morning, america. ♪ we are family [ applause ] welcome back to "gma" and good morning to the houston livestock show and rodeo. i used to go when i was in college. boots and a hat, george. i was deep in it, man. i was all up in that livestock show and rodeo. great time for everybody. we have a great studio audience, thanks for coming in and kicking off the week with us. [ applause ] and i'm going to bring up the first topic. tonight is the first night of passover. easter is on sunday. a lot of families will get together this weekend for the holidays to have dinner, of course. but let me ask everyone a
question, how many people here sat at the kids' table when you were growing up? >> oh, sure. >> well, that brings us to this next question. when do kids graduate from the kids' table? >> in my case, never. >> never? >> oh. >> i love sitting with the kids but i think when they can sort of handle it. when they're able to handle the adult conversation or they want to. when they want to sit with us. >> somebody -- >> early. let them be part. >> i agree. >> for the one conversation. >> blessing of the meal and as long as they can make it. >> someone wrote into "architectural digest" and asked that and you are kind of right about it and suggested some are better behaved than adults. they said some people are 40 and don't know how to act and you can have a 4-year-old that knows how to act. why not divide the tables and
mixing it up over the holidays. maybe age, shared interests. somebody may love politic, george. >> i haven't thought of it that way. if you have to have more than one table mix it up all the way. >> take that aunt and uncle who fight every year, separate them. split them up. >> yep. >> they just suggested doing that to keep these meals interesting year after year and if your kid is old enough like you said to handle the conversation, let them in. you can help your kid actually expand and grow a little bit. >> we had kids like we have here, the cheerleaders that have been entertaining us on the commercial break. they can be at any table. [ cheers and applause ] >> they gave some good cheers. >> yeah. >> found your mini-me. >> she said that was me with that. >> you with the bun. what's the most memorable year? someone asked that what was your most memorable year and put it to dance, how challenging that would be. we see that on "dancing with the
stars" and remember when our sweet ginger did that. how beautiful it was. well, she went behind the scenes at rehearsals and good morning, ginger, getting up bright and early. >> how are you? west coast "gma" always rocks. >> how are things in the ballroom? >> it's just as great as ever. actually better i would say. there are ten couples left. the freshness of the competition has now worn off so now it's the good part. you just add that emotion of dancing a story about yourself and this is a monday night that might even bring mr. t. to tears. it is sunday, dress rehearsal day at "dancing with the stars." look, i'm back on the dance floor. but it's not my most memorable week. it's theirs. sasha, simone, we got them all. ♪ are you starting to be able to be past the point about thinking about dancing and feeling it.
>> i get more nervous on sundays for blocking. you're seeing it for the first time and lights. >> yeah. >> sunday is the worst day. i said that when i came here. dress rehearsal day your least or favorite day? >> i think it's the most nerve-racking part of the whole process. >> i'm ginger again. >> i know. i watch you on tv doing the weather. you did this. >> dance is new to everybody who comes to this show but this one, you have to let your guard down. >> just the guy who beat people up even though i love beating people up sometimes, i don't have no problem with this but this dance shows my rank, i can be smooth, i can be warm. >> hope you enjoyed the dress rehearsal. i think it's going to be an outstanding show. >> that it is. i love this part of the competition because you finally see something different in their eyes, really every single person i talked to i think it's when the biggest growth starts because they all start to break a little bit and reality sets in
and then you really get vulnerable and emotion. it's pretty cool, guys. i can't wait to see tonight? we always enjoy that. mr. t. kind of alluded to it, a chance for them to be able to show a different side than what the public may think, ginger. >> yeah, because many of them are performers so they play characters and sing, dance, do all of these things, this is the first time they're playing themselves and especially in this dance because it's for their mother like mr. t. is doing or it's for their children like nancy kerrigan. it's a really special night. >> mr. t. is honoring his mom. what about some of the other dances? can you give us any sneak peeks? >> nick obviously has had a pretty raucous year with "the bachelor" and everything leading up to it so he is honoring vanessa and his whole time on "the bachelor." see all the women there. a big group date. >> that's funny. >> really nice and for a rumba it makes a lot of sense. and then we had, you know, simone, wouldn't tell me exactly. sounds like hers is extremely emotional. maybe a story none of us have ever heard before.
secrets come out and i think we all have found in that you're only as strong as your secrets and allowing people to get to know you so i think tonight is a night where you get to know those stars that you love and you love to see dance better than you ever have before. >> i imagine about at this point you saw up close you get a sense of what the relationship between each of the stars and their pros is like, as well. >> yes, and the honeymoon is over. i remember this time. i remember it so clearly. i would be looking at val and going, i don't know. it's like any relationship, you know, the first part is very exciting and there's all this energy and then it really settles in and you have to find a true groove with each other and i see that in some of them and others you can see they said this week was a difficult week and looked me right in the eyes and said -- you know what's happening. >> you're a veteran of the ballroom. what is your advice for these stars who i'm sure are up early to watch you? >> oh, yes, they're all awake. i told them and i told almost
every single one but many of those that i talked to, nick, nancy, allowing this part of them to come out in their face. i think, you know, their bodies, they're starting to dance and learn how to really dance, their pros are teaching them. they're amazing but allowing yourself to feel it and get that emotion out is where they're going to win the competition. >> you into he had to be a coach. you are so insightful. it's fascinating. >> let me say this and we've said this, ginger, you were beautiful the season that you participated and the change that we saw in you since that time, your growth. you were already terrific to begin with so help me understand what this experience is like and how it does change you. >> and i don't think it matters how old you are. i don't think if you're a 16-year-old, laurie hernandez or mr. t. and you had a whole life, it does change you and every single person that does the show says that because it challenges you, it strips you down. we're experts at things that we do. i study the atmosphere and feel very confident. allowing yourself to take a step
and do something you're not comfortable with brings you to a first low place then you have to -- you find something in yourself you never even knew. at least that's what happened to me. i never knew i had it. >> we're still on team zee. i remember the parties we had. >> i'll just pretend the dance floor is mine. >> before we go, who do you think is the front-runner. >> normani looks like a professional dancer. heather is outstanding. all the women are really good. the guys will have to push through. rashad is nice to -- nice to look at -- i meant nice to dance. >> oh. >> oh, yeah. it sounded how you said it. >> that too. >> hey, ginger, thank you. have fun out there in the ballroom. >> thanks, guys. >> see "dancing with the stars" tonight at 8:00, 7:00 central right here on abc. coming up we're announcing the billboard award nominees live.
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[ cheers and applause ] robin gave a shoutout to my in-laws. this is their beautiful daughter and my beautiful wife erin. come on of our daughter's name is madeline and i found another madeline right here. happy birthday. you are 10 years old. welcome to new york city. what are you going to do today? >> uh, we're going home. >> you'll have a party for sure.
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about what he learned with nick watt. ♪ i'm happy ♪ clap along if you feel >> reporter: pharrell sings about it and kids just exude it. are you happy? >> all: yes. >> reporter: kid, why can't we all be like that? meet a man with a mission to make it so. >> i'm dedicating six months of my life completely to this mission of making 10 million people happy. >> reporter: yep, he wants to make 10 million of us happy. seriously. mo gawdat has taken sabbatical from his free thinking gig at googlex, just wrote this book inspired by the loss of his teenage son ali. >> there is nothing i can do to change this. but i could turn that thought in my head and make myself miserable. >> reporter: he chose to be happy, a choice he says we all have. >> happiness is always there inside. children are the happiest. >> reporter: what is the number one thing you think you would need when you're a grown-up for
you to be happy? >> family. >> why are you happy? >> i'm happy because i get to play with my friends. >> some grown-ups are grumpy. do you agree? >> yes. >> reporter: he spent 12 years decoding happiness using his engineering techny know-how and an actual formula. a real equation. >> happiness can follow a very simple equation. every time you've ever felt happy in your life it was a moment when you felt that life was meeting your expectations. >> reporter: rule number one to make that happy. don't sweat the small stuff. >> you know what, life is okay. >> reporter: for "good morning america," nick watt, abc news, st. joseph elementary mountain view, california. >> that was a great piece. i got to read that book. >> i got to read it too. counts more people to add to the 10 million. >> you can always adjust your expectations. >> when you're able to choose happiness. sometimes i have a said that and people say, oh, because of clinical things or whatever. but if you are all things considered you can choose happiness.
>> yep. >> and this is what he's talking about. >> the book "solve for happy" is out right now. going to switch gears. very cool story. a treasure hunt if you will that was sparked from space. astronaut gordon cooper took pictures of hidden treasure in the caribbean while he was orbiting the earth. he literally saw it from space. he created a map and now the hunt is on to find that loot. david wright has the story. amazing. >> reporter: it's a quest that began half a century ago with one of nasa's original astronauts. >> you look good here. >> reporter: colonel gordon cooper, gordo for sure. the real purpose of his first mission launched seven months after the cuban missile crisis was top secret. >> man, all i do is take picture, picture, pictures. >> reporter: he was in some sort of nasa spy mission basically. >> exactly. i think he had a special d.o.d. mission to try to identify nuclear threats. >> but while up there he spotted other objects of interest.
>> exactly. he made the treasure map from space. >> reporter: cooper mapped out dark anomalies in the waters known as the bermuda triangle. >> in shallow reefs and deduced i know what that is. those are ship wrecks. >> reporter: he died before he could find any of these shipwrecks. but he did share his research with one man, darryl micklos and now he's following it from space? these are the actual documents right here. >> reporter: discovery cameras documents the journey. >> this one wreck site which is well over $500 million just one. >> found anything yet? >> i can tell you we're working really hard. >> right there. >> what do you think he would make of where you are now. >> this is for gordon to finish something he started which was incredible. >> for "good morning america," david wright, abc news, new york. [ applause ]
we are back now with the billboard music award nominations. fall out boys' pete wentz and julia michaels, singer/songwriter are here with us and you're both -- you know about this and did a collaboration with wiz khalifa about uma thurman. must be fun to mix up sometimes like that. >> we're more influenced from things outside our genre than people think. shoutout, wiz. >> mr. khalifa himself. your debut single "issues" hit the top ten moving up the
billboard now and you co-wrote "sorry" with justin bieber. that's pretty big. that's really big. [ applause ] i sang your song in the shower quite a bit. you know what, you think maybe some of your work could be in on some of these nominees today. >> i hope so. >> you hope so. well, i'm hoping for you, as well. you know what, we won't hold back and let you get started. you'll start with the top female artist category. all yours. >> absolutely. your top female artist nominees are -- adele, beyonce, ariana grande, rihanna, sia, your top female artist nominees. [ applause ] >> and the nominees for top male artist are --
justin bieber, drake, future, shawn mendes and the weeknd. these are your nominees for top male artist. >> and the nominees for top hot 100 song are -- the chainsmokers featuring halsey, "closer." the chainsmokers featuring daya, "don't let me down." drake featuring wizkid, "one dance." justin timberlake, "can't stop the feeling." twenty one pilots "heathens." your nominees for top hot 100 song. >> and the nominees for top billboard 200 album are -- beyonce, "lemonade," drake, "views," rihanna, "anti," twenty one pilots, "blurryface" and weeknd with "starboy."
>> and your nominees for top artist are -- adele, beyonce, justin bieber, the chainsmokers, drake. >> ariana grande, shawn mendes, rihanna, twenty one pilots and the weeknd. these are your top artist nominees. [ applause ] >> well done. well done. kind of hard reading those names. it's kind of hard. drake leads so far on nominees with four. what do you think of the nominees overall so far? >> i mean, it's going to be tough. tough competition. >> yeah. >> a lot of heavy hitters. we are not done yet. all right. we'll have a break and when we come back, we're going to talk
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